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All in the Details: The Faces That Guard Beast’s Castle in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

By far, one of the areas of New Fantasyland that I’m most excited to explore when it opens December 6 at Magic Kingdom Park is Beast’s Castle (and the Be Our Guest Restaurant within). The castle itself and the amazing level of detail our Walt Disney Imagineers have put into it, just astound me – especially some of the external detailing.

The Faces That Guard Beast’s Castle in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park

If you remember in the film “Beauty and The Beast,” Belle was originally a bit cautious when she entered Beast’s Castle for the first time … before she was welcomed by Lumiere, Cogsworth and the castle’s other enchanted (and enchanting!) staff members.

The Faces That Guard Beast’s Castle in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park

To create a similar effect here at the park, Imagineers included a host of beasts, minotaurs and other grotesques in the exterior design of the castle that make it truly the home of a conflicted Prince-turned-Beast. Once inside, guests will be welcomed at Be Our Guest Restaurant, which features a glittering ballroom, eerie West Wing dining room and Rose Gallery.

For more information on what to expect at Be Our Guest Restaurant, don’t miss these past posts:


  • Do you know if their will be any Disney PhotoPass photographers here or anywhere else throughout the New Fantsyland? We’ll be there on December 8-13!

    • That’s a good question. Let me look into it.

  • I’m going next week, Oct.15-22nd. Do they allow you to go by the unopened areas just to get a sneak peak or photograph?

  • Do any of the eyes move like Madame Leota’s headstone? That would be fun!!

    I got my dinner reservations already for February!

    • Congrats on the reservations. This restaurant should be amazing!

  • The attention to detail is amazing! Even the moss on the rocks behind the griffon looks perfect. So bummed we will miss the opening when we head to the park next week. But, on the bright side, We’re going to Disney World! 🙂

  • I can’t wait to see this in December. I’m almost as giddy as a school girl. 🙂

  • I just love how detailed it is. So amazing

  • It all looks so beautiful, can’t wait to dine here!

    • Me, too. I totally want a photo in that entrance way. 🙂

  • OMG! WHat an awesome sight! The statuary is out of this world! Very impressive work Imagineers! Can’t wait to see them in person… one day…

    • It looks VERY cool, doesn’t it?

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